The Superior Court has original jurisdiction over felony offenses but can prosecute misdemeanors as well. A felony is any crime punishable by more than one year in jail and fines in excess of $1000.00. Felonies are prosecuted by the District Attorney's Office.
Anyone can be prosecuted in Superior Court, including children. Children between 13 and 17 years old are prosecuted as an adult in Superior Court if they are charged with one of Georgia’s "seven deadly sins.” Georgia’s seven deadly sins are murder, rape, armed robbery (with a firearm), aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and voluntary manslaughter. Although children under the age of 13 can be prosecuted as adults in Georgia, the decision to do so is determined by the juvenile court.
At Cohen and Hirsch Criminal Defense we believe that even though a child can commit an adult crime and be prosecuted as an adult, we cannot let prosecutors, judges, or juries forget that they are still children.
IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD IS ARRESTED and face prosecution in Superior Court and are trying to find your way through The Criminal Process, call Cohen and Hirsch Criminal Defense now at (678) 561-0411 or fill out the form for a free consultation.